Holy Shift!

Change is a constant; and we’re not always given the liberty of time.

Change happens. It happened before, and it’s happening again. We all experience, manage, and measure change differently. Do you get stuck and retreat or is it an easy and effortless transition? More importantly, how do you want to handle change?

You’ve heard different versions of it ad nauseam over the last 18 months: change, shift, pivot, adapt! Conversations about how to deal with change have inundated the workforce and our lives. So, how do you manage change and the pace of change successfully?

Here are our 5 tips to navigating change:

  1. Determine a path and implementation plan. In doing so, consider what the best case scenario looks like, and establish a clear understanding of employee willingness.
  2. Recognize each individual at the table, their pace of change, and willingness to influence one another.
  3. Monitor and measure the pace of change (established in Step 2), looking at behaviors, not personalities.
  4. The Domino Effect, i.e., once this changes, what else is going to have to change as a result?
  5. Measure how your internal change is keeping pace with your external stakeholders.

 

Managing change and the pace of change is only half the battle. You need the skill and will to lead through change successfully. Start by developing your teams and leaders in the six key indicators of high performance and transitioning through change will be a breeze!

Communication
Dependable communication strategies reduce misunderstanding, minimize work delays and enhance overall productivity.

Interactive Feedback
What’s happened in the past and expected future results provide essential information to make important decisions and improve performance.

Emotional Intelligence
In a work environment, identifying and managing your emotions while navigating the emotions of others is rarely taught or discussed.

Structures
Efficient, successful teams depend on a structure everyone knows and anticipates to unify and streamline processes for conducting work.

Accountability
Teams that hold each other respectfully accountable drive innovation, trust, and productivity within organizations.

Cohesion
Cohesive teams are more successful and productive. A culture of cohesion increases satisfaction, engagement, and collaboration.

Arm your leaders and team members with the skills they need for the next change-induced battle!